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Truc Lam

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Address: Near Tuyen Lam Lake, Dalat 61000, Vietnam
Description: This popular working religious complex, completed in 1994, includes a...
This popular working religious complex, completed in 1994, includes a shrine and a monastery.
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Divine quiet and peaceful

This place is well worth a visit. You can access it by cable car or ride a motor bike to reach it, there is parking at the bottom. The gardens are gorgeous full of flowers. Two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This place is well worth a visit. You can access it by cable car or ride a motor bike to reach it, there is parking at the bottom. The gardens are gorgeous full of flowers. Two big bells are worth a look along with the three temples. One section of it is forbidden for entry but it seems to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Truc lam has beautiful pagoda with the surroundings to match, well worth a visit. Also across the road is a cable car which is fantastic the views really are something else.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

holy place. quiet and beautiful. beautiful buildings, beautiful garden, pines, lake... you can bring some food with you and have a picnic near the lake after visiting Truc Lam or drink vietnam coffee in small cafe. remember, that you should be with covered shoulders and khees on the territory of Truc Lam.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a lovely morning here. A great retreat from the rush of the city of Dalat. The monastery and gardens is a beautiful place for a wander and some reflection on a world so completely different to my Australian world. The gardens where serene and the cable car ride was a grat way to see some of the countryside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

A 'must' if you visit Dalat! The cable car journey is amazing, great views of the city and surrounding countryside and the monastery is just beautiful, peaceful surroundings, such a haven! Lots of monks around. Huge variety of trees and flowers and a gorgeous pond with fish and turtles! Great to find such a serene place,away from the noise of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We cycled to the monastery from Dalat, which is a tough 10km ride up and down steep roads. The monastery is really beautiful and peaceful and we had a great time. The cable car is good (we took it to Dalat and back) but in my opinion is less interesting than the monastery.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The cable car to the monastery is actually slightly down, not up but does give an uninterrupted view of much of the city and some very local dwellings immediately below. The monastery grounds are beautifully maintained with excellent flowers and it is interesting to be within a religious working environment as both monks and nuns live here. Do not be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A calm and peaceful Zen monastery set in beautiful natural surroundings. Lots of flowers and many places to just sit and think or meditate. Please mind the dress code and don't wear short pants or t-shirts inside the gates.

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

We came here as part of a guided tour, and I'm glad we did as this isn't something we'd normally do had we been on our own. We had a great time and got some excellent pictures of the city.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The cable car probably is a "must do" when in Dalat as other reviewers have noted, but we never got to find out as when we visited (at 3.30pm on a Wednesday) it was inexplicably closed. We entered through a cavernous and eerily deserted ticket office only to be grumpily shooed away by a security guard. A shame as the... More 

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